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Church of Our Lady Marmariotissa

The Church of Our Lady Marmariotissa is a former Roman tomb in Chalandri district, which was converted into christian church.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    It was excavated by Anastasios Orlandos at the beginning of the 20th century.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

In the courtyard of the current church of Our Lady, there is a luxurious mausoleum of the late Roman- early Byzantine period, which was converted into a Christian church and the three-sided arch of the sanctuary was added on the eastern side. The vaulted roof consists of marble keystones. The murals of the Byzantine era are not preserved, but only a few traces of the 17th century murals.

What I can't see

The mausoleum is quite reminiscent of the burial monument of Herodes Atticus in Kifissia area, which today is completely in ruins. The name “Marmariotissa”, which means made of marble, probably comes from the scattered marbles that were found in the surrounding area and the construction material of the luxurious tomb.


  • Address: Sofokli Venizelou and Marmariotissis St.


Byzantine Monuments of Attica, (d.u.), Παναγία Μαρμαριώτισσα, [Our Lady Marmariotissa] NRF

Last visit 7/11/2023


Rupprecht Goette, (1993), Athens, Attica and the Megarid, an archaeological guide, Bohlau- Verlag